Big Target For Mariota: Jordan Veasy
40 Yd Dash: 4.54
Draft Round: Undrafted Free Agent
I’ll admit, I really hope Jordan Veasy can make the Titans final 53 man roster. I think he is more of a stretch than Akrum Wadley to make the team but he has all the right attributes and the self-motivation to make it happen! This young man as stated by one of his High Schools coaches Nick Mitchell mentioned “Want to wish our man Veasy good luck in training camp! Non-league in HS, cut by his first JC, GW, CAL, Titans. Never give up!” Jordan Veasy is a guy used to being the underdog and not having things go in his favor. He never lets things that don’t go his way bother him though. He finds a way to overcome them and get to the next level. That is something I can see him doing with the opportunity he has with the Titans as well.
Watch his game film, you will notice that he is indeed a nice big target for quarterbacks to throw to. Veasy is going to have to bring it in the Titans offseason to prove he deserves a spot on the seven WR depth chart that already exists. Standing at 6’3″ and being 225lbs that is a dream size at WR to quarterbacks and offensive coordinators. That size can be a nightmare to opposing defenders and defensive coordinators to try to stop if they have the talent Jordan Veasy does to combine with his size.
Veasy has shown that he has the ability to make difficult catches. He seems to make himself smaller towards the ground or bigger up in the air. Veasy has very good field awareness, he is able to make tightrope catches on the sideline and keep his feet in bounds or find openings in the defense to make it easier for the quarterbacks to get him the ball. The one thing I did notice about him but did not think it is a very big deal because of all the other positives is that he does not have breakaway speed. With his size, I don’t expect him to be a breakaway type of receiver and more of a solid possession and red zone guy.
While in college for his 2016 and 2017 season Veasy combined for sixty-three catches for 797 yards and nine touchdowns. He averaged 12.7 yards per catch which gives him the potential to be a solid possession receiver. That’s in addition to being a red zone target for Marcus Mariota who has a high red zone percentage himself! Jordan Veasy has had that underdog mentality his whole life. He’s a guy that can do something special with his size and talent. A lot of people are already pulling for him to do very well and make the team on social media. He has the attitude of a winner, Mike Vrabel and Jon Robinson will notice about him in training camp!
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